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August 21st, 2009, 01:44 AM
Hi. I have been having issues while trying to use Live CDs as well as with Alternative CDs.
Problem is common, any action chosen at the initial bootup screen ceases to continue and gives just a blank screen with a blinking cursor.

While using the Alternative CD for Ubuntu, I noted the commands until the installation stops responding. Below are the last few lines that show up on the screen..

[ 1.097636] isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards..
[ 1.451707] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 1.453857] Serial: 8250/16550 driver4 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
[ 1.454009] serial 8250: ttys0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
[ 1.454568] 00:09: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
[ 1.454745] serial 0000:03:04.0 PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level , low) -> IRQ 17
_PC Configuration :
Quite an old PC with Pentium P4 2.4 Ghz, 512 MB RAM and built-in graphics support.
Additional details on configuration may be see below :

System Information
Time of this report: 8/20/2009, 03:55:25
Machine name: XP
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: INTEL
System Model: P4I45Gx_PE,
BIOS: Version 1.00
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Memory: 504MB RAM
Page File: 268MB used, 1153MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

Display Devices
Card name: Intel(R) 82845G/GL Graphics Controller
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) 82845G/GL Chip
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2562&SUBSYS_25621849&REV_03
Display Memory: 48.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: ialmrnt5.dll
Driver Version: 6.13.0001.3095 (English)
DDI Version: 8
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 5/6/2002 13:41:02, 29184 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: ialmnt5.sys
Mini VDD Date: 5/6/2002 13:40:06, 77373 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6622-11CF-EE77-6305A1C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x8086
Device ID: 0x2562
SubSys ID: 0x25621849
Revision ID: 0x0003
Revision ID: 0x0003
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
Deinterlace Caps: n/a
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run

Sound Devices
Description: C-Media Wave Device
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24C5&SUBSYS_434D1849&REV_02
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: cmuda.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.0041 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Debug
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
Date and Size: 1/8/2004 10:07:02, 812416 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: C-Media Inc.
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0x0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): Yes
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run

August 21st, 2009, 03:30 AM
What speed did you burn the disks at? (It is recommended to burn at 4x)

Are you using the 64-bit ISO or 32-bit?

Are you trying to install Ubuntu, Kubuntu, or Xubuntu?

Which release are you trying to install, 8.04 Hardy, 8.10 Intrepid, 9.04 Jaunty, or 9.10 Karmic?

August 21st, 2009, 10:05 AM
I tried Ubuntu 8.10, Ubuntu 9.04 and Kubuntu 8.10.
All disks checked multiple times for consistency and successfully passed the tests. (Burnt at 16x)

Important UPDATE : I finally managed to successfully install Ubuntu 9.04 though the Alternate CD.
The issue still persists. After installation, I went to "Recovery Mode" and checked why the system hanged while showing "Starting Up...".
The messages that I've shown above were exactly the same as I noticed this time.
The system hangs after that last line of the message..

What problem could this be?

August 21st, 2009, 07:52 PM
I don't know why it is doing that.

Does anyone have any insight on this?